Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Shlomit Dror earned her MA Degree in Museum Studies from New York University, concentrating in contemporary visual culture and curatorial studies. Her academic practice in Art History and Latin American Studies was completed at Bard College where she received her BA. Born and raised in Israel, the visual language presented in the artworks of Israeli artists, has been a great interest of hers. A portion of her master’s thesis, “(Re)thinking Contemporary Art at the Israel Museum: Extending the Meaning of the Past,” examines the Israel Museum’s engagement with local artists and the presentation of Israeli art within the institution. She has an extensive practice in various art institutions and for the past decade, Shlomit has worked in various art institutions and venues around the U.S. Her curatorial experience includes working with artistic director Jane Farver on the 2011 Incheon Women Artists Biennale, working as the curatorial assistant at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and managing an art gallery in Los Angeles. She has held a wide rage of internships at El Museo del Barrio, the Felix Gonzalez–Torres Foundation, International Association of Art Critics/U.S. and more. She is currently the research associate of American Art at the Newark Museum, New Jersey, and has worked on a number of shows, including “Romare Bearden: Selections from the Newark Museum’s Collection” and has recently curated a photography show: “In Her Eyes: Women in Front and Behind the Camera.”
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »